Project Officer, Hygiene Promotion Job in Nigeria

 Bakhita Initiative which began as Justice, Development and Peace/Caritas (JDPC Sokoto) is a structural response to the second Vatican Council Appealing for the churches involvement in the affairs of the society.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Officer, Hygiene Promotion

Locations: Wamakko and Wurno - Sokoto

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • The Hygiene Promotion Officer will form part of the Hygiene Promotion and Community Mobilization Team in the delivery of support to IDPs host communities in Sokoto State.
  • The Hygiene Promotion Officer will work with partners and locally recruited Community Mobilisers to lead the delivery of hygiene promotion messaging and create hygiene behavior change.
  • The Hygiene Promotion Officer will also capitalize on their community mobilization role to support shelter/WASH infrastructure sensitization and messaging.
  • In light of the high vulnerabilities of TBI targeted populations, including high level of reported trauma, and significant number of child and female-headed HHs, it is anticipated that this Hygiene Promotion Role will also include a focus on Protection and Gender Mainstreaming across Shelter in WASH programs.

Roles and Key Responsibilities
Hygiene Promotion & Community Mobilization:

  • Help the Hygiene Promotion Team Leader in planning and implementing out needs assessments, baseline studies and conduct hygiene promotion sessions and HH visits.
  • Plan activities all field activities in communities that reduces WASH-related health risks by training and supervising Community Mobilizers
  • Create, train and organize together with Community Mobilizers monitoring Latrine Maintenance Teamsincluding Water Management Committee.
  • Mentor LCCs and WMC on the operation and maintenance of sanitation and water infrastructure ensuring the prudent management of user fees generated with the support of the field engineers.
  • Monitor and mentor Latrine Maintenance Teams and Water management committees.
  • Under the technical supervision of the Hygiene Promotion Team Leader launch community led cleaning campaigns and identify waste collection points for BOSEPA to collect and dispose in land fill.
  • Set up monitoring systems for Community Mobilizers for daily inspection of community latrines, drainages, and solid waste collection points.
  • Conduct public Hygiene Promotion sessions a week in each neighborhood or village.
  • Conduct once a week Hygiene Promotion session with children, plan child to child hygiene sessions and organize events every two weeks with children to raise hygiene and heath awareness.
  • Distribute Aquatabs or local equivalent and train HH and Community Mobilizers in its use and monitor residual chlorine in HH water storages.
  • Train Community Mobilizers in how to use ORS.
  • Coordinate on a weekly basis with the Water, Sanitation and Shelter Field Engineer and ensure that if any repairs, upgrade are needed these are communicated.
  • Carry out mobilization of key community stakeholders including protection committee, youths, women, men and host communities to participate in community awareness events/meetings.
  • Liaise with community leaders and other sectors and agencies working locally in order to coordinate within the WASH sector and between sectors such as health, nutrition and shelter.
  • Organize data collected from Community Mobilisers and prepare regular activity reports and submit as requested by Hygiene Promotion Team Leader.
  • Lead/support NFI distributions as requested.
  • Document success stories, best practice and lessons learnt for sharing internally and externally.


  • Compile and submit timely weekly activity reports and monthly progress reports.
  • Advise management about issues affecting project implementation, or key local issues affecting future project developments.
  • Elaborate, compile, and maintain database of protection referrals.
  • Elaborate, compile, and maintain key protection and gender resources library.

Basic Qualifications

  • Good knowledge and experience of working with local partners.
  • Experience and understanding of Hygiene Promotion and community mobilization in relation to water and sanitation activities.
  • Familiarity with the culture of the affected population, ability to develop respect from a wide range of people and strong ability to communicate effectively on hygiene matters.
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender responsive programming.
  • Demonstrated quantitative skills, including Microsoft Excel and skills in analyzing, interpreting and communicating information to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Good oral and written reporting skills in English.
  • Team-oriented with strong interpersonal skills including ability to work with multiple stakeholders successfully.
  • Demonstrated skills in training and capacity building through technical assistance and mentoring.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to key development frameworks like the Integral Human Development Framework.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives.

Education and Experience:

  • A minimum of Degree and should have knowledge of one or more of the following: public health, health or Hygiene Promotion, community development, education, or community water supply and sanitation.
  • At least three years of practical experience in relevant community development, health, WASH, or similar programs with demonstrated experience in a Gender, Protection or Community Mobilizer role, preferably with an international NGO.
  • Required Languages English, Hausa, preferred.

Application Closing Date
14th July, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Resume to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.